We need your old Lego and Duplo!

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Help us to build a child’s imagination…and reunite your old, unused Lego with a whole new generation of young folk. We need you and your Lego or Duplo!

Swindon Libraries and Information Service would like to set up Lego Clubs at Central and North Swindon Libraries. Lego Clubs are rapidly gaining popularity across the UK. The clubs use play sessions with the bricks to encourage children to improve their literacy and comprehension – it is so much fun, the kids do not even know they are learning!

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Swindon Libraries are anticipating starting sessions from early in 2016 (watch this space for further details) but need your help. Library staff are asking the public to make donations of Lego and/or Duplo bricks in good condition, to ensure there are enough bricks for everyone.

Glenda O’Connor, manager of Central Library, says: “We’re really excited about this club. Lego is so popular at the moment and it will appeal to lots of people. I had the idea of setting up a club in Swindon after hearing how successful it has been for our Wiltshire colleagues at Salisbury Library.”

If you have any Lego or Duplo bricks in good condition, sitting unused in a cupboard somewhere, why not pull them out and drop them off at and Swindon Library (for library locations see www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries ). This is an ideal way to clear that clutter out of your house and put your Lego back to good use.

Any queries, please contact Glenda O’Connor via email: central.library@swindon.gov.uk or tel: 01793 463238

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